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"Duty, Honor, Country" Speech Deconstruction

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Lane Carnley

on 10 February 2013

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Transcript of "Duty, Honor, Country" Speech Deconstruction

Rhetoric Composition Duty, Honor, Country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points. Personification Unhappily, I possess neither that eloquence of diction, that poetry of imagination, nor that brilliance of metaphor to tell you all that they mean.

Attitude Coming from a profession I have served so long, and a people I have loved so well, it fills me with an emotion I cannot express. They build your basic character. Duty, Honor, Country. x7 Repetition He belongs to the present, to us, by his virtues and by his achievements. In 20 campaigns, on a hundred battlefields, around a thousand campfires, I have witnessed that enduring fortitude, that patriotic self-abnegation, and that invincible determination which have carved his statue in the hearts of his people.He has written his own history and written it in red on his enemy's breast. Imagery He needs no eulogy from me or from any other man. He has written his own history and written it in red on his enemy's breast. But when I think of his patience under adversity, of his courage under fire, and of his modesty in victory, I am filled with an emotion of admiration I cannot put into words. 3rd Person
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